Construction Technology

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Longman Scientific & Technical, 1987 - Building - 245 pages
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The four volumes of Construction Technology provide a comprehensive guide to building technology from simple domestic single storey construction using traditional techniques to more complex multi-storey construction using more modern industrialised techniques.

Each volume describes the technology concisely and is well illustrated with the author's own illustrations. The series provides a basic knowledge of all building activities from basic methods of construction in the early volumes through to more complex topics such as site planning, curtain walling and builders plant in later volumes.

The series concentrates on the technology and avoids lengthy descriptive passages, leaving the description to the author's very detailed drawings.

Volume 3, along with volume 4, deals with modern or industrialised methods of construction and the construction of larger buildings. It deals with the use of components which have been manufactured off-site and more complex techniques than have been covered in volumes 1 and 2. The coverage of services is left to more specialised publications.

The book covers more complex site works, such as deep excavations and tunnelling; underpinning and pled foundations; frameworks; fire protection and escape; cladding to framed structures; factory buildings, and formwork.

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About the author (1987)

Chudley was formerly senior lecturer in building technology at the Guildford College of Technology.

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